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    Beautiful piece of history SAVED. Banner!!!

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    Congrats. Nice find and not too far from me either
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    Awesome find!
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    That is an incredible and historic find!
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    Great find , and rite down the road from me .... I’m in Millington , MD. If property is close to the river I would detect there to I know a few people that have found silver Reales and other old coins. Also keep your eyes peeled for arrowheads that’s my obsession and there’s plenty of those around that area too , good luck
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    Killer find, congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle369 View Post

    WHAT IS IT DOING IN A 1910 YARD?!?!

    Cheers, Kyle
    Everything was something before.
    I found an 1857 half dime in my mothers yard. House built in 1940.

    But before the house was built, it was a sheep pasture. And before that...

    Great find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle369 View Post
    I was metal detecting today with my trusty Garrett Ace 250 at my mom's new house in Sudlersville, MD (Upper Eastern Shore), which apparently dates back to 1910. I had detected there once before and had found a bunch of clad and a '57 wheatie; the wheat had raised my hopes for this hunt today. Found a lot more clad and a '41 wheatie, but the highlight of the day was this "belt buckle" that I had found several inches down after pulling out pieces of iron (thank god for my AT Propointer!) I was glad I avoided scratching it more than twice, but I had NO IDEA how incredible my find was until I got home. Considering the age of the house I figured it would be a Victorian era (late 19th-early 20th century) belt buckle, perhaps a civilian repro of a military buckle after I noticed the thirteen stars. NOPE!

    It is a US STAR MILITIA PANEL (BELT) PLATE DATING CIRCA 1850-1865!!! (A spitting image of the one Steve in PA found!)

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    WHAT IS IT DOING IN A 1910 YARD?!?!

    Perhaps it's a bit older than 1910...

    An 1877 atlas of the county shows a house near exactly where my mom's house is, and with the exact same shape!!!

    It was apparently the residence of a "Wm. Nickerson"

    I'll have to do more research on this guy and see if he was part of a local/state militia!

    Cheers, Kyle
    Im having a similar mystery. Im finding colonial era buttons on my property and just recently a Naval button from 1800-1820. The kicker is that old atlases show nothing was ever here except a farm.
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